The big staples of wedding planning take up a lot of money including venue, entertainment, cards, etc. While they are the must-haves on any wedding planning list, the décor items like flowers also cost an arm and limb! So, if you are looking to create the ultimate wedding décor that you’ve dreamed of, yet sticking to the budget than you must follow the tips below to keep the numbers in check.
Favors from the Flower Market
The best flower alternative to expensive floral décor is to hit up your local flower market directly. You can also contact a nearby farm to get fresh flowers. Wholesale flowers will save you a lot of money on flowers. This means that they will not be charring the mark-up cost that florists usually charge. It will make up for the DIY bouquets favor station that the guests will absolutely adore!
Arrange your Own Wedding Flowers
Take on a DIY challenge and make your own wedding flowers. This will cut down the cost of a floral designer and professional florist. Ask some of your friends to help you out with this. Allot one person for each flower job and ensure that everything is organized a day before the actual event. You can come up with multiple floral décor ideas for centerpieces or any special décor pieces that you want to do.
Instead of doing a lush floral décor, full of greenery and colorful flowers focus on simple garlands. They usually take up less greenery and flowers and fill up the space really well. A simple and bare garland on a wall or mantel piece can add a fresh touch to the venue without costing a ton of money.
Combine Flowers with Décor Elements
Another way to save on expensive wedding flowers is to add décor elements to it. Combine your inexpensive flowers with candles and glass vases. You can make a centerpiece using wooden wedding flower and candles to set up the mood and ambiance. Couple it with thrifted glass vases and place them along with the candles in the center. This is a great way to keep your floral arrangements on a budget.
Sheer Fabric Strategy
Instead of splurging on green and floral pieces, add a sheer fabric to your garlands, centerpieces and décor pieces. A gauzy lining with a centerpiece, garland or décor will require fewer flowers. This strategic addition of the sheer fabric will bring out a beautiful floral-scape to life!
It is always wiser to invest in flowers that are available throughout the year. Seasonal flowers are always more expensive because of their high demand. The inexpensive ones will really save you from taking a big hit on your wallet. Carnations, tulips, traditional roses and, larkspur are your best bet!
Uniform Color Palette
Pick out blooms and colors that match your entire theme. It is better to go for a single colored theme or monochrome palette to save on buying different flowers. Even if you are thinking of picking out a unique bouquet, stick to the regular theme. Accompany it with your overall monochromatic or single-colored theme as introducing new colors will drive up the price really high.